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Alyssa Milano Branded 'Tone-Deaf' For Seeking $10k For Son's Baseball Team

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By Afouda Bamidele on January 26, 2024 at 1:49 PM EST

Actress Alyssa Milano's latest mom move may have cost her a few fans.

The "Charmed" star recently became the internet's punching bag for daring to seek the public's help in financing her son's baseball team. As far as many are concerned, she needs to Go-Fund-Herself!

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Alyssa Milano's GoFundMe Plea Sparks Negative Reactions From Fans

The online criticisms began after Milano updated her X account with a picture of her son's baseball team alongside a link to a GoFundMe platform. The page requested donations to hit a $10,000 target, whose purpose was explained in the doting mom's caption that read:

"My son's baseball team is raising money for their Cooperstown trip. Any amount would be so greatly appreciated. You can read more about the team and make a donation here."

The actress's plea for support generated multiple negative comments from fans, who slammed her request as ridiculous. Many highlighted her multimillionaire status with one writing:

"Honestly…WTF is this? Not only does she have money, her husband is one of the top agents in Hollywood. If you donate to this, you are an idiot. Get back in the real world."

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Another X user echoed similar sentiments, noting more significant problems in the US with the comment, "Half of all Americans can't afford their rent right now while a tone-deaf multimillionaire celebrity is e-begging for her kid's baseball vacation on a platform full of people desperately trying to afford basic healthcare bills & rent. What the privileged f—?"

"When did #GoFundMe become a way for millionaire celebrities to fund their kids' baseball trips?" A third wondered, while a fourth chimed, "Erm, Alyssa, honey. You're a millionaire. And I'm sure your son isn't playing in a team based in the projects."

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More social media users aired their displeasure, with someone sharing more details about Milano's fortune. The critic revealed, "Alyssa Milano is begging for donations for her son's baseball trip. She's reportedly worth $10M.... But wait, it gets better! Her husband is the co-head of Creative Artists Agency, which manages dozens of the largest names in Hollywood, sports, & music."

Now, it should be noted that Cooperstown is one of the greatest experiences for a 12u baseball player and it is very expensive. Plus, each parent takes part in fundraising for the whole team. In other words, the money isn't just for her kid. The bottom line, she is doing the right thing by helping raise money for a great event.

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Despite the severe backlash, Milano's GoFundMe project became a growing success. The page revealed that over 200 donations had been made, with $7,876 generated since the plea went up 24 hours ago.

All About Alyssa Milano & Her Husband David Bugliari

Alyssa Milano and Dave Bugliari attend Showtime Emmy Eve Party

Fans' criticisms about the GoFundMe project are understandable, given the entertainer's wealthy status.

For those unaware, Milano's bio describes her as an actress, author, and singer, with some of her most famous TV works being "Who's the Boss?," "Melrose Place," and "Mistresses." Outside her famous career, the 51-year-old is known for her activism and made waves during the MeToo movement in 2017.

She has also supported numerous charities, including Aid Still Required, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, Believe in Dreams, and Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, among others. As of January 2024, her net worth is estimated to be roughly $10 Million.

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Milano's husband, David Bugliari, boasted similar wealth as a renowned talent agent. He is the co-head of motion picture talent at the Los Angeles-based management firm Creative Artists Agency.

The couple first met in 2007 while Milano was filming scenes for the horror film "Pathology" and Bugliari's CAA agency represented the actress' co-star Milo Ventimiglia. Thanks to the actor, who was their mutual friend, the pair developed a close relationship.

The lovebirds said their vows on August 15, 2009, in an intimate ceremony at Bugliari's Tewksbury, New Jersey residence. Milano shared more details about their relationship in her 2021 memoir "Sorry Not Sorry," writing:

"The first time I met David's father, I knew what a great dad he would be. We got married in 2009 on the property he grew up on and started trying for a baby right after."

The couple welcomed two children together, son Milo Thomas in 2011 and daughter Elizabella Dylan in 2014. Milano frequently shares pictures of her kids on social media, even going as far as to start the viral GoFundMe project for her son's happiness.

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